Sharon Stone’s fee for “The Ice Smile” is “$1.8 billion less” than Michael Douglas’, referring to the gender gap. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Sharon Stone’s fee for “The Ice Smile” is “$1.8 billion less” than Michael Douglas’, referring to the gender gap.

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Hollywood actress Sharon Stone is famous for her “beautiful legs. She got her breakthrough in the movie “Ice Smile” (’97).

Hollywood actress Sharon Stone revealed that she was paid $500,000 (about 67 million yen) less than actor Michael Douglas, who was paid $14 million (about 1.87 billion yen) for his role in the hit movie “Ice Smile” (’92), and that she was paid $1.8 billion less. Stone pointed out the gender disparity in Hollywood.

Stone received the 43rd New York Women in Film & Television Award, which honors women who have achieved remarkable success. In her speech at the award ceremony held recently, she revealed the “pay gap,” PageSix reported.

I got $500,000 and Michael Douglas got $14 million. I was a newcomer at the time, and he was a big star.

He was a big star,” she said, pointing out the gender disparity in Hollywood fees.

The awards are the highlight of New York’s awards season in the U.S. entertainment industry, with 700 key executives from major movie studios, broadcast and cable networks, and film production facilities attending the ceremony, which is said to be a grand event.

Paul Bahoven’s “The Ice Smile” is a suspense film about a detective (played by Douglas) who investigates the murder of her husband, a writer (played by Stone), and becomes obsessed with her mysterious charms and begins a physical relationship with her. Stone, who gave an impassioned performance, including a daring bed scene with Douglas, has become a new “sex symbol” in the U.S.” (sports newspaper reporter).

(Sports newspaper reporter) There is a famous scene in which Stone’s character, a female writer under suspicion, crosses her legs when she is being interrogated by the police, and the inside of her skirt was discussed as “visible” or “invisible.

The film was a smash hit, grossing approximately $352.93 million (47.13 billion yen) at the worldwide box office. In Japan, it became a hit with distribution revenues of 1.9 billion yen.

Therefore, Stone’s appearance fee of $500,000 was clearly too small, if not the same amount as Douglas, who was a higher-ranked actor.

In his speech at the award ceremony, Stone also revealed that he felt disrespected by the line producer who kept calling him by the wrong name, “Karen,” during the filming period.

Incidentally, for “Ice Smile 2,” which was released in ’06, Sharon earned $14 million. It is surely a sign that she has joined the ranks of top actresses–and she is now a top actress.

  • Written by Ryo Sakamoto, Writer Ryo Sakamoto (Writer)

    Formerly a reporter at Tokyo Sports Newspaper (Culture Department, then head of the Culture and Society Department). After retiring, he started the web magazine "PlusαToday" and writes articles on movies and Hollywood information. Member of the Japan Film Pen Club.

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